New development could make Aouar to Arsenal happen on a cheap

Houssem Aouar has been a long-term target for Arsenal with the Gunners only failing to land him in the summer because they refused to meet Lyon’s asking price.

The midfielder has continued to impress for the Ligue 1 side and this season might be his last with them.

Arsenal has since landed Thomas Partey and also brought Emile Smith Rowe into their team.

Lyon wanted £55million for his signature in the summer, a fee that was more than what Arsenal paid to release Partey from his Atletico Madrid deal.

The next summer is another time for the Gunners to try to sign him again and Football London claims they might get him for less than his price a year before.

This is because the effect of the coronavirus pandemic and the shortfall from TV rights has seen Lyon lose money.

The report claims that the French giants lost £96million in their last financial year and they might be forced to cash in on some of their stars to balance the books.

This has opened the door for Arsenal to move for him again, but they have since signed Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid and they may choose to keep the Norwegian beyond the current campaign if a deal with the Spanish giants can be reached.

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9 Comments

  1. Neil Fitt says:

    Don’t want him, keep Odegaurd if at all possible.

  2. Dino says:

    Smith Rowe and Odegaard can do the job. Tired of these overrated French players flopping in the EPL like Pepe,

  3. Ambrose says:

    Houssem is head, shoulders and dick above many players we have and have had in exception to may be 2 in that midfield. Take it from me, He will certainly be an upgrade, he oozes class.

  4. jon fox says:

    Wiser fans will completely put out of their minds all supposed fees from before Covid arrived. We are NOW in a completely different financial situation , world wide, with only a tiny handful of clubs able or willing to pay large fees. WE ARE NOT AMONG THAT TINY GROUP.

    Many clubs will be desperate to get too highly paid players off their wagebill.

    JUST AS WE HAVE DONE WITH ONE PARTICULARLY OBSCENELY PAID PLAYER AND TWO OR THREE OTHERS WITH LOW ABILITY WHO ALSO EARNED FAR MORE THAN THEY WERE WORTH.

    THIS PROCESS WILL CONTINUE AT OUR CLUB AND ALSO MANY OTHERS , WORLDWIDE. REALITY!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Exactly right, jon – a buyer’s market. Those who want to buy, will have to sell and some clubs will have to sell to survive.

    2. Rashid80 says:

      You know what’s funny? We got rid of ozil but made it up with William and Auba’s extention.. So we really didn’t learn anything from our mistakes 🙄

      1. OnceGreat says:

        Rashid80, spot on.

        It’s like an overpaid passenger is the first priority when building a squad.

  5. Mig says:

    I’d suggest to sign him at the right price it’s a long season and having ESR, Odegaard, and Aour as the creative midfielders would seem like a hell of a statement to the PL. it means we could truly rotate players without weakening the team and choose the beat ones for certain matches. Then we Ceballos but I think he may end up back at the Blancos and then we have Partey, Elneny, and Xhaka as our more defensive midfielders. Seems like a strong line up.

  6. John Ibrahim says:

    The price were overstated/jacked up by the media and fans

    with Covid and everyone is in huge debt

    no clubs apart from Chelsea, PSG and City will pay triple/Quad the value……

    Upamecano is one example

    The media and fans states hes worth more than 100m

    But Bayern signed him for 35m

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